So copying is irrelevant to this discussion because when it comes to an OS, everybody does it. So innovation is a slippery-when-wet term that is of no value to this discussion because Windows isn't even really on the funding radar. (Nobody except thoughtless M$-bashers said Microsoft doesn't ever innovate, by the way, so at this point the discussion is missing -- more likely dodging -- the point.)AdamR wrote:Innovation is a relative term. From my perspective, things like Singularity, .NET, C#, and TouchLight are, indeed, innovation.
It's comments like this that provide no intellectual discussion and spread utter FUD about Vista. If you have problems with Vista, list them and back them up with facts. Otherwise, discussion is pointless...Anubis_The_Jackal wrote:May the gods of wrath, disease, pestilence, and Lewie Anderson drag this OS into the depths of hel(Viking land of the unhonored dead [wiki it]), whilst the good gods of thunder and the heavens take XP to Valhalla. In the final battle between Odin and Loki when the Internet is burned asunder only few shall survive - those being Linux Distributions and Unix - and hopefully Windows XP SP4.
At the same time, (good) opinions are based on facts and an analysis or evaluation of such. General Discussion is here to consist of just that: discussion. Opinions without solid reasoning contributes nothing to a discussion as, at that point, there are no facts/events/reasons to discuss.Anubis_The_Jackal wrote:It asked for opinions.
I gave mine. I need not delve into detail when I take poetic license with history. Jokingly I might add.
I've had the same XP install for >2 years now and it still runs really speedily. When I actually use it.EXreaction wrote:Also, one of the big problems I had with XP is that no matter what you do, after 1-2 months XP slows down to a crawl and nothing will fix it. Even uninstalling all the applications and cleaning the registry does not help. I've run Vista for I think close to 6 months in a row at the most so far and I've never had that slowdown.